PolyGen is the app for “low poly” art. It lets you generate crystal patterns automatically or manually by hand.
Sometimes, apps don’t give you many options to play with, thus limiting your creativity. Because of this, we’re getting accustomed to picking predefined wallpapers or using the same old filters. If only there was a tool that would let you create pretty designs by yourself effortlessly...
Enter PolyGen, the app that lets everybody be an artist.
With PolyGen you can:
- Generate endless amount of polygon patterns
- Pick your colours, sizes, contrast and more
- Create beautiful abstract art
- And convert photos to geometric art too
- Switch to the editor and place points by yourself
- Use the pattern as your smartphone wallpaper
- Or generate avatars, social media backgrounds, and more
Some of the reviews:
TUAW: PolyGen is a useful app which gives your iOS home and lock screens a look you can constantly freshen up.
JC7133: I've been looking for an app like this for a while. The amount of customization (a massive amount) is so great.
Cyberspace: Love the fact that it supports desktop screen sizes. No more scouring the web for abstract wallpapers!
PolyGen features simple, useful solutions wrapped in an easy-to-use interface. You can generate new polygon patterns with one simple tap. If you wish, you can control the process and it’s easy to “lock” your favourite attributes too. Editing vertices of shapes is also simple: tap to create one or tap on an existing one to delete it.
PolyGen patterns are ready to be used as mobile or desktop wallpapers, avatars, or social media backgrounds. Users have shared them on art portals and added them as illustrations to blog posts and social media. The patterns vary from colourful to calm, from simple to intricate, from abstract to photorealistic.
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* Instant preview
* More Color Effects
* Color Effects can now be applied to photo-based patterns
* New feature: Point Distribution Styles
* You can now edit pattern attributes without losing current points
* Publishing patterns on patternoid.com
* Text input for Color Picker
* UI improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Great Art Tool; could use some tweaking
This app can create great low poly images. However there is no layer option. I don't use the default point patterns, I usually clear all and start from scratch. I find myself working on one portion of a photo, saving it, then importing the saved photo back into the app in order to truly do what I want with pictures. Once you place a point, every other point is then connected to that initial point. It's difficult to make arching designs or other shapes out of the triangles because of this. This could simply be avoided if there was an option to add multiple layers. Also, when you save the photo, it seems to save it with a very thin tint over the entire picture. If you save a photo and then import it back into to the app (necessary because there is no layer function) over and over again the photo will begin to change quality and hue. This is a great app but I would love to see some additional functionalities added in the future.
Simple, effective, room to grow
This app is great. It's simple and works wonderfully. I paid for the ability to have more patterns and colors, but realized I didn't need those. I find myself just clearing the patterns and working from scratch. What I would really like would be: 1. the ability to save my progress 2. Custom resolutions (I use an iPad Pro so it can handle more complexity I'm sure) 3. Variation of triangle shapes. For example, sometimes I'd like really long top-to-bottom spikes, but it automatically fills in and connects. I hope this app progresses and comes with updates especially since I found I don't use what I paid for, but I'm ok with that.
Yes!!! Absolutely love the update!
Before the update, I was really sad that we couldn't enter the HEX value color codes and so I wrote about that in my last review but I feel as if they read what I wrote and added that feature! What a great step in the right direction! Absolutely love this app for making wallpapers that fit my mood or whatever. :)
- Bartlomiej Niemtur
- 6.7 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2014-2015 Bartlomiej Niemtur
- In-App Purchases
- All Point Distribution Styles $1.99
- Unlock Everything $5.99
- Remove Ads $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.